Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 12,822
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $139.69 (7/7/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 C $2.5 MS obverse 1840 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Classic Head design continued on quarter eagles through 1839, thus this 1840-C issue represents the first year of issue for the new Liberty Head design type. Only about seven or eight Mint State examples of this date are known, placing this in the important rarity category. Just two or three of these exist in MS63 grade, and they are tied for finest known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/1/2015

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1840 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 137
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/28/2000 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1327, 1327/Lot# 1529 $1,055.00
7/28/2002 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York Bullet Sale #295, 295/Lot# 1465 $1,035.00
9/19/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2341 $6,300.00
1/9/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3820 $4,312.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3705 $2,070.00
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6103 $4,456.25
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1165 $3,910.00
2/16/2014 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171812 $1,639.11


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12581340142615151609196928853525404843474744498154666248754311806164102321333395346123586237144
1285136814551546172922743098369941474479482351425726667989641334018677266073380035028362890
000000309836994147447948235142572666798964133401867726607338003502800
0000003311387342474611490253045987711110385148752094530001342063544500
1840 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111609111289036754528498154666248754311520158702225731757111
111537160911964315139594679514257266679886812970179992542331757110
0000001964315139594679514257266679886812970179992542331757100
000000119273413424348305304598771111019414420201282859031757100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4347
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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